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KCRW Summer Nights @ Downtown Long Beach Buskerfest

September 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Long Beach’s homegrown festival returns to close out the 2019 summer concert season, as we take over the East Village in DTLB. Local and regional bands will perform on four stages set up on flatbed trucks with minimal plugged-in equipment, busking for your wooden nickels. Serving as a launchpad for local musicians, this good-natured competition draws thousands who cheer for their favorite acts and dance in the streets.
When: Saturday, September 7th, 2018 5PM – 11PM
🍻Join us for Happy Hour from 5-6PM for $5 beer and wine!

Where: East Village Arts District @ 1st and Linden Ave
📍First Street (between Elm & Linden)
📍Linden (between First & Broadway)

Free event – All Ages

Jonathan Wilson
Jade Jackson
Primrose Forever Sanctuary

The Pollen Collective
Palm Trails
The Captain’s Son
– Gemma Castro
Mother Spirit
Fellow Robots
Devil Season

🍷🍺Drinks: $7 Beer & Wine
Beer by Beachwood Blendery
Wine by Hops & Vines

Modica’s Deli
Wa Wa Restaurant
The Pie Bar

Buskerfest x KCRW Specials:
3 Women: 15% off
6th And Detroit: Extended hours and free gift with purchase
BYO Long Beach – East Village: 10% off refills
Clancy’s Irish Pub: $5 Buffalo Trace Bourbon & $5 Tito’s Vodka
Hellada Gallery / Hellada Art Center: 10% off jewelry and artwork
The Blind Donkey Long Beach: Featuring Happy Hour Specials

Use promo code: BFXKCRW2019 will unlock a custom special of your choice!

FREE BIKE VALET by Pedal Movement on corner of Elm & First
We encourage everyone to ride their bikes & use the free bike valet.
🛴There will also be a scooter drop zone near there. Scooters are NOT permitted in the event space.

What is Buskerfest?

Buskerfest is a day-long celebration of the best of Long Beach’s local music scene. To open the show, eight local bands will perform street corner style sets, on the backs of flatbed trucks, while the crowd throws wooden nickels for their favorites (provided to you for free at the nickel booth on 1st/Linden).

After the competing performances, we’ll bring out the headliners, we’ll tally up the wooden nickels, and announce the Buskerfest winner for 2019! KCRW’s Raul Campos hosts.

All competing bands are paid for playing, but the winner of Buskerfest will receive a prize package of $2,500 to support them further their career.



September 7, 2019
5:00 pm
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1st and Linden Ave
E First St and Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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